How Banks Can Build Strong Antitrust Compliance Programs

By Jeff Zalesin (May 9, 2016, 4:21 PM EDT) -- With regulators on high alert for conspiracies in the financial markets, there's no time like the present for banks to add new preventive measures against antitrust violations such as benchmark-rigging and collusive bidding, experts say.

Like all companies, financial institutions should aim for a top-to-bottom culture of antitrust compliance, driven by a combination of positive incentives and individual accountability. But banks may face special challenges in achieving that goal, given the complicated competitive dynamics of the industry and the relatively recent surge in attention paid to financial antitrust conduct.

Here, antitrust lawyers share four must-dos for banks looking to improve their...

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